"We are thrilled to be doing what we love and giving back to the sport that has given us so much." 


R.T. Luczak and Jennifer Brathol

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rt@kokorovolleyball.com  | 612-750-2876 *call or text

I have been training athletes for 24 years to reach their goals on and off the volleyball court.  I have coached in a variety of settings from private lessons and clinics for players just beginning their volleyball careers to collegiate Division I and professional players.

I employ a wide range of training skills to ensure each athletes improvement and success.  These skills were learned at a variety of levels including 9 years of collegiate coaching, 8 years of High School coaching, 23 years of club coaching, and 21 years of camp coaching.  I have worked with the coaching staffs at the University of Minnesota, the University of Notre Dame, Auburn University, Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Macalester College.

I believe there is a difference between coaching and training.  My philosophy is simple; training is the ability to break down each player’s skills into components; then improving those components to increase the skill level of each athlete.  This philosophy has lead to the following coaching accomplishments:


  • NCAA Tournament Participants, UW Milwaukee, 1999

  • NCAA Horizon League Champions, UW Milwaukee, 1999

  • USA Volleyball U18 Open Division 2nd Place, Milwaukee Sting, 2000

  • AAU Volleyball U14 Division, Best Record in the National Tournament at 14 & 1 in 2016

  • USA Volleyball Adult Open Division 4th Place, Kokoro Volleyball, 2003 & 2004

  • Coached 7 Professional Players

  • Coached 3 NCAA Division I All American Team Members

  • Coached 8 NCAA Division I All Region Team Members

  • Coached 25 NCAA Division I All Conference Team Members

  • Coached 10 USA Volleyball All American Team Members

  • Coached 22 AAU Volleyball All American Team Members

In addition to coaching, I have also been a successful club director for Kokoro Volleyball for 12 years.

I began my volleyball career in Milwaukee, competing in intermediate school as well as on my high school’s varsity team.  My coaching career began while attending Macalester College where I graduated with my degree in psychology in 1999.  After completing that degree, I then pursued and obtained my masters degree in counseling from UW Milwaukee in 2003.

I am looking forward to working with your daughter or son and providing them with outstanding training!

Jennifer Brathol


jen@kokorovolleyball.com  |  715-307-3772 *call or text

I have been involved with the sport of volleyball as a player, coach and administrator for over 29 years.


  • I became invested in the sport of volleyball when I started playing club volleyball in the Metro area my freshman year of High School.

  • Upon High School graduation I played for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northern Michigan University where I participated in the NCAA Division II National Championships. 

  • After my college years I was given the opportunity to participate with a Club Volleyball team in Luxembourgh, Luxembourgh.

  • I would love to say I am still competing at a competitive level, and I suppose I am if that includes peppering in the front yard and short court at the gym with the munchkins.



  • I have run/instructed numerous metro located club camps, Kokoro Volleyball Camps as well as stepped in to help facilitate independent High School summer camps throughout Western Wisconsin.

  • In 2000 I began coaching club volleyball, until founding Kokoro Volleyball in 2010 with my husband, R.T. Luczak. 

I am thrilled and proud of who, and what, we are at Kokoro Volleyball and look forward to working with your daughter on and off the court.